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Basic Grammar: Subject and Predicate

http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/2838-basic-grammar-lesson-2-subject-and-predicate Marie is out by the wood pile chopping and splitting wood with an axe. "Just as this piece of firewood was divided into two parts, so a sentence is divided into two parts - the subject and the predicate." The subject tells what the sentence is about and the predicate tells something about the subject. As she gathers up an armful of kindling she defines what constitutes a subject and a predicate, then makes her way from the woodpile into the house where she slips off her shoes and slides into her slippers, stocks up the wood bin on the hearth, feeds the hungry fire and settles into her rocking chair, all the while providing us with examples of subjects and predicates culled from sample sentences. Workbook exercises and answer key are provided with this lesson. Featured Music: Beethoven - Fur Elise This lesson is excerpted from the Basic Cozy English Grammar Course. The full course was created by, and is available from, Splashes from the River. You can check out this and other courses from Splashes at www.splashesfromtheriver.com.
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